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Food Stallholders at Knox Festival

Expressions of Interest for Knox Festival 2017 have closed.

If you have any questions about becoming a stallholder for future events, please contact the Festival and Events team on 03 9298 8269 or email

Stallholder Guidelines

  • Food stallholder refers to stallholders offering food and/or drinks prepared on site to be consumed at the festival or prepared off site to be consumed at the festival.
  • Stallholders must be registered with Streatrader and lodge a Statement of Trade.
  • All products that stallholders plan to sell/promote must be listed on this Expression of Interest. Any additional products/activities will need approval prior to the festival. Photos may be requested.
  • Stallholders are not permitted to assign or sub-let all or part of their stall.
  • Stallholders must attend both days of the festival and cannot leave their site unattended.
  • Stallholders cannot use amplifiers or loud speakers
  • Stallholders must ensure that all equipment fits into their allocated stall size.

Selection Criteria

The Festival and Events team endeavour to reduce the duplication of food styles, with a focus on healthy eating and waste minimisation. When selecting our Food Stallholders, we consider the following criteria:

  • Affordable food that provide visitors with alternative healthy options. These food styles should include more fruit and vegetables, more wholegrain cereals and lean proteins and reduced saturated fat, salt and sugar.
  • All food products and food handling comply with health regulations.
  • No condiments are to be dispensed in individual packaging e.g. sugar, salt/pepper, and sauce.
  • Use of paper/biodegradable products to serve food and drink. This is not compulsory, but we will opt to select stallholders providing these serving options.

Food Stallholder Fees

Business site fees Community Group Packages
3 x 3 site $385 3 x 3 Package - includes site, marquee, 1 table, 2 chairs and electricity (if applicable) No cost
6 x 3 site $560 6 x 3 Package - includes site, marquee, 1 table, 2 chairs and electricity (if applicable) $385
9 x 3 site $745 9 x 3 Package - includes site, marquee, 1 table, 2 chairs and electricity (if applicable) $557

Additional charges
3 x 3 marquee $202
Table hire (2m trestle) $20 each
Chair hire $4.60 each
10 amp electricity $36
15 amp electricity $56
30 amp electricity $89

Additional Information

  • Expressions of Interest close at 5pm on Friday 16 December 2016.
  • Applicants will be notified by 5pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 as to their success.
  • Successful stallholders will receive an invoice (if applicable) which must be paid by Friday 17 February 2017.
  • If a stallholder withdraws from the festival 7 days or less prior to the event, a refund may not be given.
  • Any additional products, electrical equipment or infrastructure not listed on the Expression of Interest must be approved by the Site Manager before it can be brought on site.
  • The positioning of each stall sits with the Site Management Team and past involvement at the festival will not influence this year’s site allocation.

  • As an outdoor festival, it is recommended that stallholders have a marquee on site to allow for all weather conditions. The marquee must be weighted at 50kg per leg. Weights will be available to hire at a cost.
  • All equipment (except coolrooms) must fit into your selected stall size.
  • Coolrooms may not be located next to the stall; however the Site Management team will endeavour to give the most efficient access.
  • A Safety Officer and Environmental Health Officers will be inspecting stalls each day of the festival.
  • Stallholders must be registered at Streatrader and lodge a Statement of Trade.
  • All owned electrical equipment must be tested and tagged within six (6) months of event (after 4 September 2016).
  • All hired electrical equipment must be tested and tagged within three (3) months of event (after 4 December 2016).
  • Stallholders must have a relevant and in date fire extinguisher on site.
  • The minimum amount of gas cylinders are to be brought on site each day and stallholders must display the gas signage provided by Council.
  • Stallholders must have Public Liability Insurance, and where relevant, Product Liability Insurance. Cover can be obtained through Council, if approved, at a cost.
  • Stallholders must complete an induction prior to bumping in at the festival.
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